Iain Galbraith

Iain Galbraith’s poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, PN Review, Edinburgh Review, Times Literary Supplement, Irish Pages, New Writing and many other journals and books. He is the editor of five poetry anthologies and translates poetry, fiction and drama. A winner of the John Dryden Translation Prize and the Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry Translation, his recent translated books include W.G. Sebald’s poetry and John Burnside’s selected poems in German. He is an occasional lecturer, and in 2014-15 taught Poetics of Translation at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He was born and grew up in the west of Scotland and now lives in Wiesbaden, Germany. He was shortlisted for The Poetry Society’s Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize in 2015 for his translation of Self-Portrait with a Swarm of Bees by Jan Wagner. Read a poem from the collection, ‘an essay on midges‘ by Jan Wagner.